Mon. 10:43 a.m.: Amazon coming to northeast Ohio
WARREN – Global online retailer Amazon will open two new fulfillment centers in Ohio, including one at the former Rolling Acres Mall in Akron.
The company announced the plans today for the distribution hubs in Akron and in Rossford near Toledo. The centers will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs.
“These jobs will be a boon for our local economy here in Summit County and across northeast Ohio. Todayás announcement is a testament to our talented workforce and tight-knit community …” said U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, whose 13th District includes parts of Akron.
The news comes just a day ahead of a grand opening of Amazon’s last-mile delivery center at the Youngstown Commerce Park in North Jackson.
Work to prepare the building, a former FedEx ground facility, for Amazon’s operations was happening over the past few months.
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